My Threescore Years and Ten: An Autobiography

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Roberts, 1891 - Sculptors - 379 pages

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Page 244 - She never told her love, But let concealment, like a worm i' the bud, Feed on her damask cheek : she pin'd in thought ; And, with a green and yellow melancholy, She sat like patience on a monument, Smiling at grief.
Page 265 - And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked, and I hid myself.
Page 23 - None but the brave, None but the brave, None but the brave deserve the fair.
Page 226 - Iju this way I had the legs solidly roughed out, with an iron exactly in the middle of each, and ready to be placed under the horse. Of course, my small model told me where to place the hoofs. After this the building up of the neck and head of the horse was a simple matter.
Page 252 - My Threescore Years and Ten," an autobiography by Thomas Ball : Pp. 252, 3: — "While waiting to find a studio I could not be idle, but in one of the spare rooms of my apartment I began a study, half -life size, of the ' Emancipation Group ' . . .When I came to the modeling of the nude slave, I had some difficulty in finding a good life model, I had one, two or three times; but he was not good enough ... So ... I decided to constitute myself both model and modeler. By lowering the clay so that I...
Page 113 - Feast' was our particular study, as that seemed to show his method in all stages of his work. I think the effect of his then admiration for that great artist can be traced in all Mr. Fuller's works."3 Writing also of Fuller, William Dean Howells gives another and even closer view of the life led by the young artists. He records that "George's studio in Boston was first located in School Street. Probably the artist Hollingsworth and an elderly painter, Hewins, whose forte was rather restoring...
Page 371 - The stones of King Street still are red, And yet the bloody red-coats come : I bear their pacing sentry's tread, The click of steel, the tap of drum, Ami over all the open green, Where grazed of late the harmless kine, The cannon's deepening ruts are seen, The war-horse stamps, the bayonets shine. The clouds are dark with crimson rain...
Page 224 - ... seemed so disappointed and begged so persistently, that I finally told him I would think of it and let him know the next day. He had previously told me he had drawn a little ; so I told him to bring his drawings with him when he returned. When he came back the next day, as his drawings looked promising, I told him if he would like to come to me for a year, I would do all I could to help him on, and charge him nothing ; but if he would keep my studio tidy (which I never could) and attend to the...
Page 285 - I said, thinking of an experience the day before with 'Prof. Ehrlich' "and I want to be sure I haven't.
Page 235 - In the mean time, as there was no money in the treasury of the committee, Mr. Mossman came on from the Ames Foundry in Chicopee, — where the statue was to be cast, — and cut the model in pieces, fitting them with the greatest precision as he proceeded, ready to be moulded without loss of time, and also for convenience of packing and transferring to the foundry. When this was done and the parts packed in a dozen or more cases, they, together with a load of my old canvases, frames, easels, and...

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